Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) has invited bids for site preparation for a $6bn refinery in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm on Oman’s east coast.

Work is expected to start in the first quarter of 2015, for completion in first quarter 2016. The site work tender is expected to be followed by prequalification for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the refinery in third quarter 2014. (CONTINUED - 269 WORDS)